About The Forum

About the High Level Partnership Forum:

At the Somalia conference in Brussels on 16 September 2013, the Federal Government of Somalia and its development partners endorsed an ambitious and ground-breaking New Deal Compact for Somalia. The Compact is a living document which is country-led and owned. It is structured around the five Peace- and State-building Goals (PSGs).  

The New Deal outlines a contract between the Federal Government of Somalia and the Somali people. The real test of the New Deal process for Somalia, and the vision of the Compact are to build a sovereign, secure, democratic, united and federal Somalia.

Implementation of the Compact is led by Somalis, for Somalis, with the support of international partners. The alignment and harmonization of political, security and development efforts is improving, both within the Federal Government of Somalia and its international partners. The Compact recognizes the importance of sustained follow-up and provides for a “High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) which will be the main platform for dialogue on Compact implementation and a central mechanism for strategic co-ordination and information sharing”.

The High Level Partnership Forum İstanbul (HLPF İstanbul):

Turkey has offered to host the sixth High Level Partnership Forum in İstanbul on 23-24 February 2016, co-chaired by the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations. This meeting will be third Ministerial HLPF after HLPF Copenhagen in November 2014 and in Mogadishu in July 2015.

Building upon the current momentum on Somalia, both nationally and internationally, the HLPF İstanbul provides the opportunity to review the steps leading to the Vision 2016, especially before elections in September 2016.

See Somali Government’s Website on http://new-deal.so/